Air Force Picks 12 Firms for $3B R&D Support IDIQ

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Twelve companies will compete for task orders to perform technical area tasks in support of research and development work for the U.S. Air Force under a potential five-year, $3 billion contract. The Defense Department said Thursday that contractors will provide research, development, test and evaluation, and advisory and assistance services to the Air Force under the Defense Systems Technical Area...

Air Force Awards $10B to Northrop for B-2 Sustainment, Updates

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded a potential 10-year, $9.9 billion contract to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for modernization and sustainment work on the B-2 Spirit bomber. Northrop will perform the work under delivery orders over five base years and up to five additional years if the Air Force exercises an option for the Flexible Acquisition Sustainment Team II contract, the Defense Department said...

Lockheed Wins $914M Air Force ‘Space Fence’ Radar Production Contract

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $914,699,474 contract to build a ground-based surveillance radar for the U.S. Air Force to track and detect objects in space. The Air Force is obligating $415 million in fiscal year 2013 and 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds for the “Space Fence” program and has given Lockheed 52 months to reach initial operating capability, the...

Navy Awards 6 Spots on $100M Biometrics Services IDIQ

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Six companies have won positions on a potential three-year, $99.4 million contract for biometric support services such as research and development and investigation work to the U.S. Navy. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.C. received nine offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. SSC...

Tom Sharpe: GSA Finalizes OASIS Contract Vehicle Awards; 74 Firms to Compete in Unrestricted Portion

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The General Services Administration has awarded 74 companies positions on the unrestricted portion of a government-wide professional services contract. GSA developed the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and small business counterpart OASIS SB to function as acquisition vehicles that give federal agencies an integrated tool to acquire professional services, GSA said Monday. Click here to...

BAE, SAIC to Compete for Marine Carrier Vehicle Design Services Work

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BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) have won two five-year contracts worth up to $205,966,570 combined to perform design and development work for a U.S. Marine Corps personnel carrier vehicle program. Four bids were submitted to the Marine Corps Systems Command for the firm-fixed-price contract and each contract has an initial value of $27,796,449, the Defense Department...

Deltek’s Ashley Bergander: Government Likely to Soon Solicit Bids on Several Multi-Billion Dollar GWACs

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Deltek expects the government to start accepting bids to win positions on three large contracts in the next two months, research manager Ashley Bergander wrote Monday for the Washington Post. The Herndon-based industry research firm believes the multiple-award, government-wide federal contracts will provide teaming opportunities for large and small contractors. By June, Deltek anticipates the Defense...

Germany, US Ink $250M Foreign Sales Deal for Orion Computer Equipment

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The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $250 million foreign military sales agreement with Germany, where the U.S. would provide hardware and software for eight Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) P-3C aircraft owned by Germany. Lockheed and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) are the prime contractors for the sales deal, through which Germany intends to update the mission computer and acoustic systems...

Army Picks 3 Firms for $200M Air Force Healthcare Facility Repair IDIQ

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded positions on a potential three-year, $200 million contract to three firms for design and repair work at Air Force Medical Service healthcare facilities. Twenty-five bids were submitted to the Corps for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Aerostar SES, TMG...

Navy Orders Northrop Mission Computers for Marine Corps’ Viper, Venom Choppers

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide mission computers to the U.S. Marine Corps for two types of attack helicopters under a $10.6 million low-rate initial production contract. The Marines use the company’s second-generation Flight Pro computers on the UH‑1Y Venom and AH‑1Zk Viper helicopters and plans to install the third-generation computer on future rotorcraft, Northrop said Thursday. The...